Shillong, July 24 (UNI): The Border Security Force Director General, Rakesh Asthana, on Saturday visited the Dawki outpost in West Jaintia Hills district and took stock of the security scenario at the Indo-Bangladesh border areas of the state.
Dawki border is one of the most important outposts in the Meghalaya sector on the Indo-Bangladesh border.
During his visit, the BSF chief interacted with troops and the commanders deployed at the borders. He complimented them for their services at the borders round the clock.
Asthana said that the troops should be alert all the time and not allow any illegal trans-border activities such as smuggling of cattle, narcotics and human trafficking.
While being alert at the border, the BSF Chief said that the troops should also take care of their buddies to reduce the suicide rate in the force.
Stating that there is counselling for those unhappy for various reasons, Asthana reminded the troops of the grievances redressal system in the BSF. He urged the jawans to use the social media platforms in the right perception.
He appreciated discipline and training of the BSF which ensured the security of the international border.
The BSF DG was accompanied by the Inspector General of Frontier Meghalaya, Hardeep Singh and other senior officials.
During the interaction of DG BSF with the officers he apprised him about the security situation in Meghalaya along the International Border and in the hinterland.
Asthana also distributed masks, sanitizers along-with essential eatable items to the needy villagers to strengthen them in fighting against Covid-19 pandemic.